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It’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Show some love for Berkeley Lab postdocs this week by joining a virtual banner hanging this morning at 10 a.m. There are Zoom backgrounds available, or consider attending one of the several slated activities for the week, including a meet & greet session, an Open Mic, and a pub quiz. More information on all events>>

Meet the Four SLAM Winners of 2020

First place went to Revathi Jambunathan, Computing Sciences. Second place was a tie and went to Sara Gushgari-Doyle of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Mariah Parker, Energy Sciences and chair of the Early Career Employee Resource Group.  The People’s Choice, the finalist that had the most votes from the audience, was Jonelle Basso, Biosciences Area. […]

New Career Pathways Office Created

A new Career Pathways office in the Lab Directorate will support career development in the scientific areas. Initially, the office brings together the existing Postdoc Scholars and Early Career Enrichment programs. Later, the office will support hiring, promotion, faculty appointments, and more. Full article>>

Three Questions for Patricia Valdespino Castillo

Postdoc Patricia Valdespino Castillo conducts research at the intersection of omics and chemical imaging, is at the Lab as part of a UC-Mexico fellowship, and loves communicating about science with youngsters. Learn more about Castillo as part of Elements’ Hispanic Heritage Month series.

SLAM Pitch Contest on Sept. 19

Postdoc and early career researchers will make three-minute pitches on their research before a panel of judges in a SLAM competition on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., in the Building 50 Auditorium. Employees are invited to join in person, via Zoom, or at Potter St. and JGI locations. More information>>

‘Coffee With Postdocs’ Blog Features Arnedo-Sanchez

In the latest installment of the “Coffee With Postdocs” blog, Leticia Arnedo-Sanchez (Chemical Sciences Division) discusses her research at the intersection of medicine and chemistry, and efforts to develop the next generation of molecular radiotherapy. Full Story>>

Fair Helps Postdocs With Careers in Science

Over 200 postdocs attended the Lab’s first Postdoc Career Fair last Friday, cohosted by the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association and the Lab’s Postdoc Office. After opening remarks from Director Witherell, attendees participated in a variety of workshops, panels, seminars, and networking activities. More>>

Coffee With Postdocs Blog Features Arnoud Everhardt

Arnoud Everhardt was born in The Netherlands and did all his studies including a Ph.D. at the University of Groningen. He moved to the US with the mindset of you can make anything happen and now works on enhancing the properties of his weird and extremely cool materials under the Lab’s Quantum Materials Program in […]

Lab to Host July 26 Postdoc Career Fair

The Lab’s Postdoc Program and Postdoc Association are jointly hosting Berkeley Lab’s first-ever Postdoc Career Fair. This full-day event on Friday, July 26, is free for Lab postdocs. Space is limited and registration — which opens June 26 — is on a first-come, first-served basis. More>>

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association Fourth of July BBQ

The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (BLPA) will host his annual Fourth of July barbecue in San Pablo Park starting at noon. For this event, we would like to invite all junior researchers at the Lab (students, graduate students, postdocs and staff). We also encourage to bring family and friends. It will be a child-friendly event […]